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SwiftServe versus Verizon Media

Easily compare SwiftServe and Verizon Media for POP locations, products, pricing, features & support. We hope this helps you better understand the similarities and differences between these content delivery networks.

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Company

Company SwiftServe Verizon Media
Short profile SwiftServe CDN, operated by Conversant, has a strong POP presence in Asia and especially Indonesia. Their services include web acceleration, file download optimisation, video on demand (VoD) and live streaming. Conversant operates the largest CDN Federation in Asia. The Verizon Media Platform is a division of Verizon. In 2013, Verizon acquired EdgeCast's Content Delivery Network (CDN) along with upLynk's video workflow technology to create a next-generation platform. This platform streamlines the streaming video workflow including encoding, SSAI and delivery, plus accelerates and secures websites and content for broadcasters, retailers and enterprises.

Products

Product SwiftServe Verizon Media
Dynamic content deliveryNon-cacheable content delivery. User login, shopping cart ... Partially Available/supported
Small file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of small files (file size <1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Large file deliveryStatic object delivery; caching of large files (file size >1 MB) Available/supported Available/supported
Live videoDelivery of live video. RTMP? Transcoding/transmuxing? Available/supported Available/supported
Video on demandDelivery of on demand video Available/supported Available/supported
Image OptimizationAutomatic image compression/optimization Not available/supported Available/supported
DNSAuthoritative DNS for customer domain Not available/supported Available/supported
WAFWeb Application Firewall Not available/supported Available/supported
Anti-DDoSDDoS attack protection. Specific product(s) for this. Not available/supported Available/supported
Private CDNDedicated edge resources & custom configs Available/supported Not available/supported

Network

Region SwiftServe Verizon Media
North America 2 14
Latin America 0 11
Europe 1 13
Russia & CIS 0 0
Asia, excl China 20 12
China 1 100
Oceania 0 3
Middle-East 0 2
Africa 1 0

Pricing

Pricing & contract duration SwiftServe Verizon Media
Minimum contract term 12 months Unknown
Minimum monthly costs Unknown Unknown
Requests costsCustomers pay for client to CDN requests None Unknown
Ingress costsCustomers pay for origin-to-CDN bytes transferred None Unknown
NA/EU traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
APAC traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown
LATAM traffic (low volume) Unknown Unknown

Features

Web acceleration SwiftServe Verizon Media
Instant setupSign up, configure, start testing. Not available/supported Partially Available through Microsoft Azure
Change propagation delayHow fast do config changes propagate to all POPs? Partially 15 minutes Available/supported A few minutes
Apex/root domain OK Blog: Root domain on CDN and performanceNo performance degradation when using http(s)://domain.com Not available/supported Available/supported Anycasted network (regional)
HTTP/2 Not available/supported Available/supported
IPv6Do the edge servers have IPv6? Not available/supported Available/supported
Compression CDN Guide: CompressionReduce file size for faster delivery Resend from origin or compress on edge Resend, or compress on edge
Origin pull - protocolHTTP only or HTTPS possible too? Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS Available/supported HTTP and HTTPS
Origin pull - Host headerUse client > edge value? Set specific value? Partially Can't configure specific other Host header Available/supported Configure specific other Host header
Origin shieldOne POP pulls from origin, other POPs pull from the shield POP Not available/supported Extra costs Single POP shield or multiple. Full control
Push / uploadStore your content directly on CDN, no customer origin Partially FTP or upload in portal. Storage costs apply Extra costs Origin Storage
Cache control - CDN caching Available/supported Set override caching rules. Per file type. Available/supported Full and granular control
Cache control - client caching Available/supported Available/supported Full and granular control
Serve stale CDN Guide: Serve staleCDN serves cached but expired content in case origin is in trouble Not available/supported Available/supported
Purge CDN Guide: PurgeInvalidate or delete cached objects on CDN Available/supported Up to 15 minutes Available/supported No longer than 1 min, often much faster
Purge - capabilities Partially Purge file, all and by directory Available/supported Purge all, purge by directory, by file extension
Analytics Partially Updated daily or hourly (premium)
tooltip No metrics per config/zone
Available/supported Real-time, with many metrics in the UI
Log files Extra costs Logs are daily Available/supported < 60 seconds
API Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration Available/supported Purge, analytics, configuration
HTTPS & Content Protection SwiftServe Verizon Media
CDN domain HTTPSUse the CDN's domain, like cloudfront.net Not available/supported Available/supported
Customer domain HTTPSYour domain in the CDN's certificate Extra costs Extra costs Non-SNI. Pricing is custom. Wildcard possible
Customer cert HTTPSYour certificate on the CDN Not available/supported Extra costs Pricing is custom
Token authentication Available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature
Geo blocking Available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature
Hotlink protectionThird parties cannot deeplink to your content Not available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature
Basic authenticationUser logs in on the CDN to get content Not available/supported Extra costs Supported via special configuration
IP white/blacklisting Available/supported Available/supported Included as core feature

Support

Customer support SwiftServe Verizon Media
Documentation Partially Yes, but not public Available/supported Yes, public
Humans Available/supported All customers get email support. 24/7 phone support is available (costs extra) Available/supported All customers get 24/7 email and phone support.